31 December 2014

Changes to Pattern and E-book Sales for 2015 – Ravelry & LoveKnitting Integration

Hello, dear knitters!

Due to the law change set to commence on January 1, 2015 there will be a change to how customers within the EU will be able to buy my patterns. I wrote about it previously here, although things were changing so rapidly in the past two weeks I didn't want to post anything until it was certain what's happening and I knew exactly how the purchase process would be affected. It looks like the limitations that the EU customers will be subjected to may not be permanent as Raverly seems to be working on a more favourable permanent solution that'll work for everybody.



Just to clarify, the following applies to the EU customers only (bar the UK).
Since I am based in the UK and don't have to collect VAT on my UK sales there will be no change to the way you purchase patterns if you are a UK customer.
If you live anywhere else outside of the EU there will be no change to the way you purchase patterns either, although for a different reason.

For the EU customers the changes are as follows:

Regular Single Patterns
The price you will see on Ravelry will be the final price you'll pay for the pattern, inclusive of tax. This price will be higher than my base price, but it will be clearly displayed on the pattern page.
Additionally, this price may vary slightly between customer to customer, depending on their country's VAT (value added tax) rate, for example a customer in France may see one price while a customer in Germany may see a different price. Please note – as much as I'd love to keep the same price across the board, there is just no way to do this at the moment and I've no control over the way the system works.

To complete your purchase you will be redirected onto LoveKnitting website. If you don't already have a LoveKnitting account, you'll have to open one. After the purchase your pattern will be added to your Ravelry Library per usual.

As much as it pains me to say this but the way the integration is set up any Ravelry pattern discounts, sales and promotions will not be available in the EU in the foreseeable future. Although this may change and I will make sure to update this notice to let you know.

Pattern Collections
Again, the way the integration is set up LoveKnitting does not deal with pattern collections, therefore you will not be able to purchase them from Ravelry or LoveKnitting come January 1, 2015.
Please head to PatternFish if you would like to buy any one of my pattern collections.
Or MagCloud where you can purchase a printed version of those pattern collections.

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